Periyar University is a university in Salem, Tamil Nadu, India. It was established by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 1997. It is named after social reformer Thanthai Periyar E. V. Ramasamy. The University Grants Commissions, New Delhi bestowed 2f status in 1998 and 12(B) status in 2005 to the university. It is accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade. It has been awarded a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.15 points (performance descriptor “Very Good”).

Applications are invited for the position of Junior Research Fellow & Field Assistant in the sanctioned project funded by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC), New Delhi. The position is purely temporary and co-terminus with the duration of the project. The work description, qualification details and monthly emoluments of personal required is given below:

Position 1

Name of the post: Junior Research Fellow

No. of posts: Two (02)

Name of the project: Phytoremedial assessment of metal tolerant flora in the vicinity of metal-based industrial clusters of Western Tamil Nadu

Duration: Three years

Educational Qualification:


M.Sc. in Environmental Science, Botany, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or Life Sciences

Candidates who has qualified with NET/GATE/ICAR/UGC-CSIR will be preferred


Candidates with working experience in the soil and plant sampling & heavy

metal analyses will be given preference


Rs. 25,000 + HRA per month fixed for two years and Rs. 28,000 + HRA for third year for NET qualified candidates

Rs. 16,000 + HRA per month and Rs. 18,000 + HRA per month for Non-NET qualified candidates

Age Limit: Below 30 years

Position 2

Name of the post: Supporting Staff (FA)

No. of posts: One (01)

Educational Qualification:


B.Sc. in Environmental Science, Botany or Life Sciences


Candidates with working experience in the soil and plant sampling will be given preference

Emolument: Rs. 6,000 per month (consolidated)

Age Limit: Below 28 years

How to apply:

Application on plain paper giving complete bio-data including phone number and e-mail ID with recent passport size photograph and attested copies of certificates or mark statements, previous work experience, publications to be sent to the Principal Investigator in the following address by post and email to:

Dr. P.Thangavel

Assistant Professor,

Principal Investigator – MoEF & CC Project,

Department of Environmental Science, School of Life Sciences,

Periyar University, Periyar Palkalai Nagar, Salem – 636 011, Tamil Nadu

Mobile: 09688222646

Email: [email protected]


  • Short listed candidates will be called for the interview. The date and time for interview will be
    informed to the candidates.
  • No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.
  • The candidate selected for the position of JRF will have the option to register for Ph.D. program in Environmental Science / Interdisciplinary Science at Periyar University as per the UGC and University guidelines.

Application Deadline: 14th November 2016

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